Derek Fisher is a five time NBA Champion, the protege of the legendary Phil Jackson.
When Phil announced that he was joining the Knicks as an executive, New York fans went crazy. The legend is going to be the executive of the Knicks, and he's bringing his former point guard Derek Fisher to coach the team, this is what Knicks fans have been waiting for.
Sorry Knicks fans, but this season has been in the worst in team history and it has occurred under the helm of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher.
The triangle offense didn't work it's magic like it did in the past for the Bulls and Lakers. Carmelo Anthony decided to sit out the second half of the season because really there was no point in playing.
This year has been a catastrophe for the Knicks but head coach, Derek Fisher is staying optimistic. A reporter asked Fisher if he could see a turnaround for the Knicks similar to what the Bucks had done from last season to this season.
“I guess that’s possible, but we are not here trying to squeeze in, we are not here trying to go from 15 to 36, that’s just not who we are," Fisher said. "So it can turn around quickly."
"It will turn around quickly, but we don’t really have to put a number on it, we are 6-21 in games [decided] by six points or less this year. So we lost 21 games on two possessions. So we don’t have go from 15 to 36 next year. We can go from 15 to 63 if we really want to. But that is up to us.”
From 15 wins to 63 wins. Unless Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are all coming out of retirement (and are 30 years younger) there is little to no chance of that happening. Derek Fisher needs to be careful when he says things because Knicks fans won't forget this and if he doesn't give them what they want they will be calling for his job.
To be fair, the Knicks could have a much better team next season. It is not that hard to turn around a franchise from a losing team to a winning team in the Eastern Conference. With Carmelo back next year and their high draft pick, who knows what the future holds for the Knicks.